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CP-Violating Neutrino Non-Standard Interactions in Long-Baseline-Accelerator Data

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20m
Asynchronous Talk Neutrino Physics Neutrino Physics Session 2

Speaker

Julia Gehrlein (Brookhaven National Laboratory)

Description

Neutrino oscillations in matter provide a unique probe of new physics. Leveraging the advent of neutrino appearance data from NOvA and T2K in recent years, we investigate the presence of CP-violating neutrino non-standard interactions in the oscillation data. We first show how to very simply approximate the expected NSI parameters to resolve differences between two long-baseline appearance experiments analytically. Then, by combining recent NOvA and T2K data, we find a tantalizing hint of CP-violating NSI preferring a new complex phase that is close to maximal: 𝜙𝑒𝜇 or 𝜙𝑒𝜏≈3𝜋/2 with |𝜖_𝑒𝜇| or |𝜖_𝑒𝜏|∼0.2. We then compare the results from long-baseline data to constraints from IceCube and COHERENT.

Primary author

Julia Gehrlein (Brookhaven National Laboratory)

Co-authors

Peter Denton (Brookhaven National Laboratory) Rebekah Pestes (Virginia Tech)

Presentation materials